Ed Benkin

Ed Benkin has been reporting sports for KYW Newsradio since April 2004, but he’s long been a familiar face in the KYW newsroom and around the Delaware Valley.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Benkin attended Cherokee High School in Marlton, NJ. At Rowan University, one of his teachers was longtime KYW South Jersey bureau chief Ed Kasuba. Besides attending classes at Rowan, Benkin worked as sports director there at its radio station, WGLS, where he also did play-by-play and hosted a sports talk show. Benkin was first hired as a desk assistant at KYW Newsradio in 1991. Then, in 1993, a South Jersey cable TV system beckoned, so Benkin made the leap as its sports director -- anchoring and handling play-by-play and sports-talk duties. Benkin worked as a sports announcer for Princeton University from 1995 to 2013, doing play-by-play during their football games and often for hockey, lacrosse, and basketball games as well. He now serves as a fill-in for Temple University’s basketball broadcasts. Benkin was ESPN Radio’s Philadelphia correspondent for a number of years, and also anchored their “Sports Center” program on radio. He also writes news and sports features for the South Jersey regional newspaper, The Central Record, and has been heard as play-by-play announcer for the Trenton Thunder, the Trenton Titans, and the Reading Royals. Besides his sports reporting duties at KYW Newsradio, Benkin also does updates at our sister sports radio station, 94 WIP.

Ed lives in Burlington Township, NJ, with his two daughters, Lauren and Jessica.

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    December 13, 2018 - 11:08 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- First impressions go a long way.  Manny Diaz made a strong one during his first day at Temple.

    The school officially introduced Diaz as the new...

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    December 07, 2018 - 3:44 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It has felt like an uphill climb all season for the Philadelphia Eagles.  

    The defending Super Bowl Champions have had a difficult time on the road to a...

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz
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    December 06, 2018 - 4:27 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Dallas Cowboys have featured one of the top defenses in the NFL in recent weeks. Carson Wentz has no intention of giving the Cowboys any extra...

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    November 30, 2018 - 7:24 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Some general managers can see it coming. Ron Hextall did not.

    On Friday, the former Flyers G.M. spoke publicly for the first time about his firing.  Hextall...

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    November 21, 2018 - 4:31 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Carson Wentz wasn't used to what happened on Sunday.

    The Eagles quarterback has enjoyed a stretch of success on all levels of football.  Even in the NFL,...

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    November 20, 2018 - 8:33 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- For the first time in a long time, the character of many of the Eagles is being questioned.

    As the team went through a humiliating defeat in New Orleans, many...